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Visitor Information


There is no official conference hotel, but there are many hotels near the NIH campus.

Traveling to the NIH Campus


NIH suggestes that visitors travel to campus using Metro, the Washington, D.C. area's train system. There is a stop at the NIH ("Medical Center") on the Metro's Red Line. The Red Line also has a stop in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, near many hotels and restaurants, and continues on into Washington, D.C.


If driving, follow the directions to the Main NIH Campus.

Visitor parking on campus is limited; we reccommend parking in the visitor's garage (MLP 11) adjacent to the Gateway Center.

Accessing the NIH Campus

All visitors must pass through security at the Gateway Center. To pass through security you will need to show a valid government-issued ID, such as a driver's license or a passport.

At certain times the Gateway Center can become crowded (for example when large events are happening on campus, such as conferences). Past attendees to JATS-Con have reported that it can take up to a half hour to move through security under crowded circumstances.

For more detailed information about security please see the NIH's page on Visitors and Security.